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Thoughts on all things tech from DXC’s distinguished technologists

Two areas for closer consideration in enterprise cloud

There are many postings on the risks and challenges for Cloud migration. One recent article, posted by Glen Robinson (@GlenPRobinson) had an excellent summary of the key risks and challenges to a broader migration to the Cloud. In his paper he sites security, resilience, reputation and regulatory as key considerations, followed by financial, licensing and […]

The letterbox problem with voicebox assistants

There are lots of voice activated tools and services now available from software on your PC and in your car to physical hardware you can place around your home. These devices and associated requests are becoming everyday occurrences, “Alexa, whats the weather” to“Siri, recipe for Chocolate Cake” (too many to list). The two main ways to […]

Scratch to Python: Taking your coding to the next level

Following on from my last blog post “How you can begin to Code“, by now you should be getting to grips with a good level of basic coding using games to help you. So where do you go from here? Most of the initial links I listed used a scratch type of game to help you learn, […]

Choosing wisely: STEM subjects

Its easy for the older generations to look at the subjects available at schools that relate to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and understand the value that they hold in the workplace today, however looking through the lens of young person choosing their options, it’s not so easy. How do I know? Well, I […]

The power of code: Building a robot

  I decided to have a go at building a robot for a STEM session last weekend, to show the power of code (see my last post about learning to code) and how it can be used to control something.  A moving robot is a great visualisation to demonstrate this. After some searching I settled on […]

Learning to code: Where to start

With all the recent STEM activities I have been involved with and blogged about, I have been asked to write some posts around how someone can start learning to code. The school curriculum covers an element of coding with some subjects, and pupils may be lucky to get a BBC Micro:bit or Raspberry Pi, however […]

Watching for speed bumps on the digital journey

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As your enterprise begins its digital journey, you may notice that, while development tools change, many of the design principles remain. The same is true for my area of expertise: performance engineering. Over the past decades, we have developed measurement, monitoring and alerting tools to ensure good performance on mainframes, minicomputers, client/server, Web and Web […]

Why I’m a tech optimist

I was in graduate school in the early 1990’s when I became interested in the emerging field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).  A core objective of HCI was to design novel technologies for humans to interact with computers. To offer a flavor of the time for the uninitiated (or the young), we still revered the Internet […]

Changing your mind when it’s the last thing you want to do

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I hate change! I only carry notes! (There, now that the corn is out of the way, on with the real post!) So CSC and HPE Enterprise Services are one! We are now part of a much bigger enterprise named DXC Technology. That’s a HUGE change — many more opportunities for our clients and the […]

Myth-busting the cloud

It feels sometimes that a week doesn’t go by without some new level of “prominence” assigned to myths surrounding how we should now approach “The Cloud”. Invariably, the advice will be biased from, normally, one of two core dimensions – either those whose strategy is simply that full, public cloud consumption is inevitable or those […]